Student-to-lecturer ratio at AUs

Published Date: 11 May 2015 12:00 AM

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Name and Constituency of Member of Parliament

Mr Yee Jenn Jong, NCMP


To ask the Minister for Education for each year since 2000 what is (i) the number of students per full-time faculty member; (ii) the number of students per teaching staff including full-time faculty and part-time teaching staff; and (iii) the number of students per non-teaching staff including administrators, full-time research staff and full-time research support staff, for all our autonomous universities and broken down by university.


For the three Autonomous Universities, i.e. NUS, NTU and

SMU, the ratios of average student-to-faculty for full-time faculty, average student-to-faculty for full-time and part-time faculty, and average student-to-non-teaching staff are 17.8, 16.7 and 5.6 respectively in 2013.  This is an improvement over the corresponding ratio of 19.3, 18.5, and 8.0 in 2006 1.

Data for SUTD and SIT have been excluded as they have only attained the status of Autonomous Universities in 2012 and 2014 respectively.

  1. 2006 is the first year when all three Universities were Autonomous Universities.
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